Dordogne France Travel Guide

Dordogne Travel Guide
A Vagabond Life

Dordogne France Travel Guide - A Vagabond Life

Dordogne France Travel Guide

Dordogne France is a department in south-west France.

The department is located in the region of Aquitane, between the Loire Valley and the High Pyrenees named after the great river Dordogne that runs through it.

It roughly corresponds with the ancient county of Périgord. In addition to its castles, chateaux, churches, bastides and cave fortresses, the Périgord region has preserved from centuries past, a number of wonderful villages which still have their market halls, dovecotes, tories (stone huts), churches, abbeys and castles. Saint-Leon-sur-Vezere, Connezac, Saint-Jean-de-Côle, La Roque-Gageac and many others are real jewels of architecture.

As for the old quarters of Périgueux or Bergerac, restored and developed into pedestrian areas, they have regained their former charm. A number of small towns, such as Brantôme, Issigeac, Eymet and Mareuil, have withstood the often brash changes of modern times.

A special mention should be made in this respect to Sarlat and its Black Périgord area.

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